All Different Types of Green Parrots (with Pictures)


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Green Parrot

Green Parrot Varieties There are many species of parrots, but few are as striking and beautiful as green parrots. Although all are intelligent and social creatures, green parrots are actually a variety of species and come in many different sizes, accent colors, and temperaments.

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Types of green parrots

Here we have compiled a list of the most common types of green parrots that are kept as pets and some basic information about each. Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of ​​which elegant green parrot you might want to bring home.

Budgerigar

Budgerigar

 

  • Length: 6-8 inches
  • Weight: 1 ounce
  • Life expectancy: 5-8 years
  • Colors: Green body; yellow and black back and wings; dark blue tail; yellow head; variations including blue, white, yellow, and gray

The parakeet, or budgie, is one of the most common green parrots that are kept as pets. Although mostly green, their primary secondary color is a greenish-yellow striped with black.

They need lots of exercises, but their small size means the parakeet can be housed in a much smaller enclosure than many parrots.

The Budgerigar is a social and intelligent little bird that will thrive with plenty of mental and physical exercise.

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Rose-ringed parrot

rose-ringed parrot

Collared parakeet (Rose-ringed parakeet) The Collared Parakeet is a species of large parakeet of Afro-Asian origin now acclimatized to Western Europe. The species is named after the German naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.

Class: Birds Family: Psittacidae

Senegal Parrot

Senegal parrot

  • Length: 23cm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Life expectancy: 30 years
  • Colors: Green body; greenback and orange wings; dark green tail; black head; variations including black, green, yellow, and gray and orange

Parrotlet

parrotlet

 

  • Length: 4-8 inches
  • Weight: 1 ounce
  • Life expectancy: 20 years
  • Colors: Various shades of green on head and body; some blue on the back, with some color variations including white, yellow and blue

A lively and adorable little bird, the Pacific Green Parrot is also commonly known as the “pocket parrot”. Small, but also intelligent and active, this bird will greatly benefit from several hours a day of exercise and playtime.

They can be very affectionate with their owners but are prone to biting when not handled often.

Lovebird

lovebird species

 

  • Length: 5-7 inches
  • Weight: 2 ounces
  • Life expectancy: 15-20 years
  • Colors: Mainly green but a wide variety of other colors including peach, white, blue, yellow, red, orange

Although the many lovebird subspecies have a wide range of color variations, the majority are predominantly green. Lovebirds mate for life and do not do well as solitary birds.

Lovebirds can be as gentle as their name suggests, but require extensive socialization and regular handling to maintain their docility. If neglected, a lovebird will become biting.

Black-cheeked Lovebird

Black-cheeked Lovebird

 

Rosy-faced Lovebird

Rosy faced Lovebird

Lilian’s-Lovebird

Lilian's-Lovebird

Red-headed Lovebird

Red-headed Lovebird

Black-collared-Lovebird

Black-collared-Lovebird

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Blue crowned Hanging Parrot

The Blue-headed Coryllis (Loriculus galgulus), or Blue-headed Loricule is a Psittacidae of Southeast Asia. It seems to be the most common of its kind.

 

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

The Green Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Vernal Hanging Parrot

Vernal Hanging Parrot

The Coryllis vernal (Loriculus vernalis), also known as the Indian Loricule or Vernal Loricule, is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family endemic to southern Asia.

Musk Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet

The Red-banded Lory (Glossopsitta concinna (Shaw, 1791)) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Goldie’s Lorikeet

Goldie's Lorikeet

The Goldie’s Lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Yellow-streaked Lory

Yellow-streaked Lory

The Flamingo Lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Blue-crowned Lorikeet

Blue-crowned Lorikeet

The Fringillary Lory (Vini australis) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family. It lives on the tropical islands of the Pacific.

Edwards Fig Parrot

Edwards Fig Parrot

Le Psittacule d’Edwards (Psittaculirostris edwardsii) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family that lives in the tropical and cloud forests of northern and northeastern New Guinea. The standardized name of this parrot was given to it in honor of Alphonse Milne-Edwards.

Guaiabero

Guaiabero

The Lunulated Guaiabero (Bolbopsittacus lunulatus), formerly known as the Lunulated Psittacle, is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family endemic to the tropical forests and mangroves of the Philippines. It is phylogenetically close to corydalis (Loriculus spp.) and inseparable (Agapornis spp.).

Salvadori’s Fig Parrot

Salvadori's Fig Parrot

The Salvadori’s Psittacle (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family that lives in the tropical forests of western New Guinea in Indonesia. It is threatened by habitat destruction and the number of individuals appears to be decreasing but it is not considered threatened by iucn.

Large Fig Parrot

Large Fig Parrot

The Desmarest’s Psittacle (Psittaculirostris desmarestii) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Double-eyed Fig Parrot

Double-eyed Fig Parrot

The Double-eyed Psittacle (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family. Colonies of this small species have been established along the Australian coast in the eastern Cape York Peninsula. It is the smallest species of this family present in Australia.

White winged Parakeets

Whitewinged Parakeets

White-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris versicolurus) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

 

Red-flanked Lorikeet

Red-flanked Lorikeet

The Coquettish Lory (Charmosyna placentis) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Hooded Parrot

Hooded Parrot

The Black Hooded Parakeet (Psephotellus dissimilis) is a species of parakeet endemic to Australia.

Yellow-crowned parakeet

yellow crowned parakeet

The Golden-headed Parakeet (Cyanoramphus auriceps) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family.

Australian Ringneck

Australian Ringneck

The Yellow-collared Parakeet (Barnardius zonarius) is a species of parakeet native to Australia in the Psittacidae family.

Brehm’s Tiger Parrot

Brehm's Tiger Parrot

The Brehm’s Parakeet (Psittacella brehmii) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. This name was chosen by the ornithologist Hermann Schlegel in honor of the German zoologist Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829-1884).

Painted parakeet

Painted parakeet

This bird measures about 22 cm. It has a plumage essentially of warm green, with darker coloration on the upper parts. The forehead is azure blue, a shade found on the brick-red cheeks.

The periauricular areas are silvery white. The characteristic scale design of the genus Pyrrhura is very marked on the neck and chest due to the contrast between black and yellow. The reddish ventral plastron is well defined as well as the marks are also reddish on the rump and tail.

Long-tailed Parakeet

Long tailed Parakeet

This bird measures about 42 cm.

The male is more colorful than the female and has two very elongated rectrices. Its beak is bright red while that of the female is blackish.

This species is recognized by all the specialists of the world to have abundant sexuality, indeed the Long-stranded Parakeet can reproduce up to 8 times in a single year.

Red-breasted Parakeet

Red breasted Parakeet

The red-breasted parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) is among the more widespread species of the genus and is the species that has the most geographical variations. It is easily identified by the large red patch on its breast. An alternative name is a mustached parakeet depending on the subspecies.

Most of the subspecies are confined to minuscule islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman islands, and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extends to northeastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild bird trade. The nominate race, which occurs in Java, is close to extinction.

Feral populations of this species have now established themselves in cities like Mumbai and small numbers occur in other cities such as Chennai and Bangalore in India.

 

Malherbe’s Parakeet

Malherbe's Parakeet

The Malherbe Kakariki (Cyanoramphus malherbi) is one of the seven living species belonging to the genus Cyanoramphus, two other species are now extinct.

This bird is dedicated to the French naturalist, Alfred Malherbe (1804-1866).

Singing Parrot (Rennell)

Singing Parrot (Rennell)

 

Antipodes Parakeet

Antipodes Parakeet

The Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor), also known as the Antipodes Kakariki, is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

This psittacid measures about 30 cm for a mass of 99 to 219 g. It is very similar to Sparrman’s Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) except for the absence of red marks on the head.

 

Horned Parakeet

Horned Parakeet

The Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) is one of two species of parakeets in the genus Eunymphicus.

 

Masked Parrot

Masked Parrot

The Masked Parakeet (Prosopeia personata) is a species of Green Parrot in the Psittacidae family.

 

Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot

Latham’s Parakeet (Lathamus discolor) (Shaw, 1790)) is a species of bird in the genus Lathamus.

 

Turquoisine Parakeet

Turquoisine Parakeet

This bird has a coloration close to that of the elegant Parakeet of which it is distinguished by a turquoise face mask more marked in the male than in the female. Its size is about 20-21 cm long.

Orange bellied Parrot

Orange bellied Parrot

It is a bird 22-25 cm long with a greenback, a yellow belly, and an orange spot under the belly. The male also has a blue stripe on the forehead.

Elegant Parrot

Elegant Parrot

his bird is about 23 cm long. Its plumage has an olive green base color, especially on the back. The blue-fringed remiges are black in the male and brown in the female.

The forehead is marked with a blue stripe. A small orange-yellow triangle is located between the beak and the eyes. The belly is greenish-yellow. It is marked with some orange feathers in the male. The beak is black.

Blue-naped Parrot

Blue naped Parrot

This bird is about 31 cm long. Its plumage is green with brown scales on the wings, sky blue nape, orange-red beak, yellow irises, and pink legs.

This species does not exhibit sexual dimorphism.

Great-billed Parrot

Great billed Parrot

The Blood-billed Green Parrot (Tanygnathus megalorynchos (Boddaert, 1783)) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family. It is present only in Indonesia and East Timor, and perhaps sometimes in the Philippines.

Blue bellied bird

blue bellied bird

Blue-bellied Parrot 28 cm; 110–155 g. Green throughout, except for deep blue patch from lower breast to the abdomen, bluish-green in flight-  and tail -feathers, and whitish bill and periocular region

Layard’s Parakeet

Layard's Parakeet

The Layard’s Parakeet (Psittacula calthrapae) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Its name commemorates the British naturalist Edgar Leopold Layard (1824-1900).

It is endemic to Sri Lanka.

Blossom headed Parakeet

Blossom headed Parakeet

The Pink-headed Parakeet  (Psittacula roseata) is a species of Green Parrots in the Psittacidae family.

Its range extends from the eastern Himalayas to southern China and across Indochina. Meeting in small troops or by families sneaking into the trees, this parakeet sleeps in groups and feeds on seeds, nuts, and flowers.

Echo Parakeet

Echo Parakeet

Psittacula eques is a species of parakeet consisting of two subspecies. The first is the Mauritius Parakeet(Psittacula eques echo), which is endemic to Mauritius, also known as Collared Parakeet or locally large green. The second is Psittacula eques, now extinct, which was endemic to Reunion. In the past, these two subspecies were considered separate species (P. eques and P. echo respectively).

Blue-headed racket-tail

Blue-headed racket-tail

This bird is about 27 cm long. It is close to the Blue-crowned Palette of which it has long been considered a simple subspecies.

The male has a blue head.

Green racket-tail

Green racket-tail

The Green Palette (Prioniturus luconensis) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family endemic to the Philippines. According to Alan P. Peterson, it is a monotypic species.

Red-shouldered macaw

Red-shouldered macaw

The Noble Macaw can measure up to 30 cm. Its plumage is green with a blue forehead, red shoulders, and yellow tail underside. An area of white bare skin encircles the eyes with red irises. The beak is black.

Young people do not have blue on the forehead or red on the shoulders. Their irises are brown.

Military Macaw

Ara-militaris

The Military Macaw (Ara militaris) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

Despite its name (due to its predominant green plumage), it has no difference in temperament compared to other birds of its genus.

Red-cheeked parrot

red-cheeked parrot

This bird is about 21 cm long. It has a clear sexual dimorphism.

The male has a bright red forehead, cheeks, lower back, cap, nape, purplish periarticular areas, black mandible, and orange-red maxilla.

The female has a matte gray head and a black beak.

Blue-headed Racquet-tail

Blue-headed Racquet-tail

This bird is about 27 cm long. It is close to the Blue-crowned Palette of which it has long been considered a simple subspecies.

The male has a blue head.

Golden-mantled Racquet-tail

Golden-mantled Racquet-tail

The Golden Coat Palette (Prioniturus platurus) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

This bird is widespread throughout the Celebes archipelago and the nearby islands of the Moluccas.

Buru Racquet-tail

Buru Racquet-tail

The Buru’s Palette (Prioniturus mada) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family endemic to the forests of Buru Island, in the southern Maluku archipelago. According to Alan P. Peterson, it is a monotypic species.

Finsch’s Pygmy-Parrot

Finsch's Pygmy-Parrot

The Finsch’s Micropsitta (Micropsitta finschii) is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family.

It is found in Papua New Guinea (New Ireland and Bougainville) and the Solomon Islands.

Green-cheeked Conure